I am on this first day not because I have a row to share with you all… I do, but it will come later in the row along. Instead, my post today and the next few posts will be posts of fun and some frolicking… spending some time talking about the years as they’ve past, and we’re even gonna have a little bit of peek a boo… 🙂
I don’t just want my 5th year to row along like it normally does, I want to express some celebration. It’s not every day a blog can run an event for five years in a row and have the amount of fun we’ve had over the years, so I am going to enjoy this year with some memories, and some games to play… Maybe even a giveaway or two. So take a peek inside and walk along in the past with me. Over the years, the Row Along has changed, we started out with the very gigantic 60-inch rows, what the heck was I thinking back then… who knows, but ok, it actually happened and EQ Seasons is still one of my most beloved of all the years. We’ve had bloggers and designers, bloggers who had never created a pattern to offer, and people design patterns who hadn’t opened any kind of website, and now are successful bloggers and designers. 82 different bloggers and designers have all participated in the row along in the various years, and of those original 21 who started with me back in 2015, six of those are still participating and have in all five of them. Many participated in the last 4 years, and this year we have seven new bloggers and designers. Two of them didn’t own blogs when they signed up and one of them has started a blog since that time.
EQ Seasons had 20 designers, all who used Electric Quilt. That was the big requirement in that row along and is the only year where it was the requirement. I opened it up after that to all designers for whatever they used to create patterns with.
EQ Seasons had many sponsors, but our big four have always been Northcott, The Fat Quartershop, Aurifil, and Electric Quilt. These are the only companies who have given us something for every year of the row along to offer to use as a giveaway. In a time when many companies seem to be downsizing, I feel very honored that so many companies I approach are so willing to give something to this event.
During EQ Seasons, we were lucky to have several designers who created what I call fillers for the rows, these are small rows you can use in between fitting your rows together that create a separation in the rows. Whether it was from 1/2 square triangles, four patches, or other simple designs to create along the row. This years row along also has the same with one designer doing not only a row pattern, but filler patterns also. Another common feature that EQ Seasons and Once Upon A Story have in common is that quite a few designers are doing tutorials for new techniques with there posts on there featured days. With EQ Seasons, it was required that they do an EQ Tutorial with there posts, but this is now an option, no tutorial is required for the blog post, but it is nice to see them as it really helps you when you are creating the row itself to refer back upon.
During EQ Seasons, I offered 4 different rows each featuring a season. 1 of the seasons I featured twice, 1 of the seasons of the year I did not feature at all. Would you like to win your choice of a pattern from EQ Seasons? Then tell me below, which season I featured twice, and which season I didn’t feature at all. Want to see the EQ Season rows? Check them all out here.
I will give away a total of 5 patterns to 5 winners each
1 pattern per winner
Your choice of any EQ Seasons row.
Next, my giveaway today for the event is a wonderful cd/dvd of machine embroidery designs from Anita Goodesign. You do need to own an embroidery machine or a sewing machine with an embroidery arm to use this amazing product.
This giveaway is international shipping, Priority Mail shipping cost paid by winner.
Total Value $99.95
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